Running a query / macro through scheduled task
I have a MS Access append query that updates a table from a linked Excel spreadsheet.
I'm trying to automate the running of the query during the night.
I've tried a couple of ways to schedule the task with Windows Task Scheduler, although each time, it appears to start the job, but then just hang (task never completes, doesn't run the queryor macro and when I log back into Windows, the msaccess.exe process is running).
Methods I've used are:
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I have an Access macro that runs a function to run a query and export it to my C: drive as an excel spreadsheet. I would like to have a task on my outlook to run this macro. It is not scheduled, it needs to be able to be run on demand.
I know I can create the outlook task from a Saved Export, this macro also has to run the query that has a user inputted date parameter.
I have a Microsoft scheduled task to open MS Access, and my DB, and run a macro that runs a query, and updates a table several times a day. This is on an unattended computer that runs 24X7. The problem I am having is getting Access to close. I can close the access DB via the macro, but can't seem to get anything to work to close Access itself. Since access is not closing - the schedular still shows my job as running, and will not run at the next scheduled time. I have seen referances to Application.Quit and DoCmd.Quit, but I can't get them to work in my macro in my Access DB (I have fair Access knowledge, but no VB knowledge, and haven't worked with macros very much
I'm running Access 2007 on a Win XP box. I have a make table query to create a local table from linked Oracle tables. I have been running this successfully for a couple months in a trusted location from an AutoExec macro via a scheduled overnight job.
I recently started receiving a 2950 error when running the query from the macro, but when I run it manually itcompletes successfully.
I have a macro which sends a report from Access, I used the Scheduled task to run the macro on a specific time everday. I Placed the below code in the Timer() Event of the main form. the macro is running fine but the reports are being sent twice.?
Static intCounter As Integer
Private Sub Form_Timer()
If intCounter > 1 Then
Me.TimerInterval = 0
intCounter = intCounter | 1
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I execute an access macro from a batch file. I use this command:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE" file.mdb /x Import /nostartup
The macro is executed correctly but I see always that access window starts, even if I use /nostartup command. How is possible?
the second problem is about what happens when the macro gives an error.
I would like that in every case msaccess process is killed. This macro is scheduled in windows task, so every morning when I open task manager, I see a lot of msaccess.exe processes.
So I would like to know how to force the killing of access process when the work is ok but also when it's not ok. Now I use the "Quit" command inside macro. I see also a lot of other commands but I don't know which is better to use
last thing: is it possible to wite the result of the macro executed by access in a log file? If not how can I know if the macro is ok or not
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To achieve this, when my Access code quits I need it to return a status code to tell Windows Task Scheduler whether it succeeded or not. (I think the codes are 0 for success or -1 for failure.)
If you find yourself doing the same routine task over and over again, you might want to consider creating a macro to complete the task for you. A macro helps you perform routine tasks by automating them. Instead of manually performing a series of time-consuming, repetitive actions, you can record a single macro that does the entire task all at once for you.
I have a macro, when clicked, will export a query into a file location as xls format.
I would like the macro to scheduled to run automatically. So if I left access open, I would like the macro to run at 07:00am in the morning.
I searched for this and someone (not on this forum) advised if I add the wherenow()>"07:00am" it should run automatically. I have tried this, but does not work.
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